Human-Nature Connect

Arts for Health

Human-Nature Connect

Human-Nature Connect

Artists Residency Open Call

The Deadline for Applications has now passed and applications are no longer being accepted.

However, if you would like to be added to a list for the next iteration of Human-Nature Connect in Spring/Summer 2023, please Contact Us.

Where & When ?

Ingleton - Yorkshire Dales National Park (North of England, UK)
4th - 6th November 2022

What's Included ?

This is an open call to join a fully funded 3-day artist and eco-somatic residency in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. You will be filmed being with your practice in site-specific chorus with and within the beautiful hills, limestone pavements and caves near to Ingleton with full board accommodation, local transport and specialist support provided.

There are 30 places available for embodied arts practitioners over the age of 18 including movers and dancers, vocalists and musicians, circus and theatre performers and more:

Old Dwelling Above Kingsdale

* Online planning meeting(s) in October
* Pick-up & drop-off at local train stations ie Settle, Bentham, Clapham - note that you need to arrange your own travel to and from the residency
* Arrival in Ingleton by 2pm on Friday 4th November
* Accommodation for two nights - shared room in wooden lodge hostel - bunk beds - bring your own sleeping bag, towel and toiletries. Please note you will be allocated kitchen and cleaning duties related to living and working together
* Food and Drink - breakfast, packed lunch and dinner plus (non-alcoholic) drinks - you should bring your own teas / coffees, lunch box and a thermos flask
* Local transportation to scenic locations - ie hills, limestone pavements, shake hole, caves
* Choreography, facilitation and artistic support based on Laban's choral work and Taoist embodied culture (Drs. Andrea Maciel and Alex Boyd)
* Filming and Photography with post-production editing - you will be credited as a co-authoring artists in all resultant audio-visual media
* Collective support to perform your practice situated in an old victorian lime kiln with an opportunity to receive a percentage of donations and ticketing income from the public (to be confirmed)
* Specialist health and safety support and equipment - you are expected to bring weatherproof footwear and layered clothing including waterproofs
* Tree saplings will be planted on private land as part of a ceremony to offset carbon footprint (to be confirmed)
* Departure from Ingleton from 3pm Sunday 6th November

Residency Facilitators: Drs. Andrea Maciel and Alex Boyd

Please note that while we aim to be as inclusive of ability and individual needs as possible, moderate fitness and mobility will be required to access the hills, limestone pavements, caves and other outdoor locations we will visit. Often the terrain will be rugged.

By application only.

Further information

Participants are invited to prepare an artistic ‘gift’ to share; music or song, a movement or dance, visual art or story - a practice that relates to humanity, nature and connection. The residency will be facilitated by two co-Directors from Intercultural Roots Drs. Andrea Maciel and Alex Boyd, a videographer and two outdoor activity specialists, Martin and Rob, from the Move2Change CIC who enable bespoke, healthy and safe group engagement with the outdoors. Two ‘technical’ Move2Change assistants will help ensure inclusion and safety. Move2Change will risk assess activities in advance to ensure everyone's health and safety. Online planning meetings will enable participants to feel prepared and confident in advance of the residency. Resultant edited videos will hopefully be inspirational for people with (eco)anxiety to spend more time outdoors. The zero-fee residency will include accommodation, meals, and transportation to local locations. One idea behind this residency is to develop interpersonal connections between the participants while drawing on evidence-based research that suggests spending time in the natural environment improves mental health and feelings of well-being - see [].


Outdoor Specialists Martin and Rob from Move2Change

Human-Nature Connect is a project from the Third Sector Renewables charity that is being funded by the National Lottery Community Fund. Intercultural Roots is a partner and is offering support through its Social Enterprise Support Fund project 'Growing Intercultural Roots in Communities' funded by the National Lottery and The Big Issue Invest and through Crowdfunder match funding from the British Airways Better World Community Fund. An additional partner is Move2Change CIC who are providing specialist health & safety and logistical support. We are grateful to 'quietnote' and Will Crawford for their support during our recce day that resulted in the promotional videos and beautiful images.

Resident at Yordas Cave Walk-in Entrance